What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
DEE: «For me, it was the lack of options. It’s the only thing I really really really really really enjoy doing repetitively, again and again, a little more and then some. »
SG: « My brother and Dee, whom are motorcycle riding buddies in “real life”, come back from a trip one day and Dominique is saying, we thought we could start a band ! I said well why not !! »
DG: “ We tried writing songs together and it was/is really something else soooooo…. Here we are!”
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
DEE: «When DG came up with the name of the band, THAT was the direction. I mean, Patiently Awaiting the Meteorite ! Wow, what a statement !! Combine that with, an unassuming , un-expecting dinosaur with shades and a soda pop plastic glass for a cover and the name of an actual meteorite crater as an album title… who cares about the music! »
SG : « Definitely the best musical project I’ve been involved in for many many years. One of the things we wanted to do is make videos for as many songs as we could. So far, three were shot, Electrified, Strange Intuition and Devil’s In My Car (this one to be released in early 2019). Each one of them has it’s own unique signature. We plan to make at least a couple more in the next months.»
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
PATM: «Pink Floyd, Beck, James Murphy/LCD Soundsystem, MacGyver, Archer and Rod Laver »
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
DEE: «We’re very cinematic in our approach to the music and the lyrics and we’re also in love with old analog gear and newer technologies , I think we might be nerds! »
SG : « Dee once said : Think vintage Shelby but with a touch screen and usb port! I think it summarizes perfectly the music we are doing. »
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
DEE: «Movies- Cast Away, Blue Lagoon and The Beach. Albums- Island in the Sun-Weezer. Books- Robinson Crusoe – Lord of the flies- Life of Pi»
SG : « I’m more of a documentary series guy but bringing The Civil War by Ken Burns might be a bit too.. i don’t know ! Book : Dune series by Frank Herbert. Album : Boxer, The National.»
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
DEE: « I love the studio, I love the writing part, the exploration, the trying of different textures and intents. It’s a wonderful thing because a lot of the magic happens there… but what’s the point of a magic trick if there’s no one to see it? You’re just a weird dude with a rabbit in a hat alone at home in front of a mirror wondering what went wrong. So I’d say they both go hand in hand! They’re both awesome , you know? Spending a year behind closed doors composing and recording and mixing then … you let the beast out! »
DG: “Studio is like sculpting a piece of wood that took you 6 months to find and then chipping away at it with your best assortment of chisels for many, many more months. Live is like placing C4 on something and blowing it up! Both have their charm!”
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
DEE: « I remember sneaking into hotels with my dog Hawaii, an old black Labrador and successfully managing to conceal him by walking at his side with guitar cases! Keep in mind he was pretty old so I had to stop for what looked like no apparent reason a whole bunch of times on my way to the elevator. Only got caught twice in like a 100 times! (And yup, we ended up both sleeping in the van) »
DG: “In THE motorcycle trip that started the band, having Secret Service agents scurry in our direction because Dee stopped right in George Bush Sr.’s driveway to look at the landscape was, hmmm, interesting?”
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
DEE: « I like the eeriness of “Devil’s In My Car” with the a highly fluctuating tempo. I think the song is effective from the start with its haunting reverb vocal intro! “Don’t lay Your Fate” is also a cool track, “Strange Intuition“ as well! hell, they’re all good! »
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
PATM: « Taking up Celine Dion’s Las Vegas residence at The Coliseum at Caesars Palace. Having our own food truck, yep, just for us. »
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Do you think OJ did it?
PATM: « yes! »
Who’s your favorite Kardashian? ?
PATM: «Gul Dukat»
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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